Instructional Video

Groundhog Day | All About the Holidays

Discover the history of Groundhog Day with a captivating video that details how the holiday came to be and spotlights the key role Punxsutawney Phil plays in the celebration. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video's final question to lead a grand conversation 
  • Direct pupils to take notes and write a brief summary, review to gauge comprehension 
  • Watch the video before Groundhog Day and ask learners to predict what will happen, then watch the televised program to observe the outcome 
Classroom Considerations
  • Groundhog Day takes place on February 2nd 
  • Closed captioning provides additional support  
Pros
  • Graphics and sound effects are engaging
  • Provides links to download and share easily 
Cons
  • None